Theory and Practice of Meditation

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This is an important resource book on meditation. Both beginning and more advanced students will find that it offers a wealth of information and inspiration on the meditative process. This book reflects the thoughts of some of the best-versed scholars and professional persons writing on yoga, Eastern thought, and meditation in the West today. The contributors to this volume are unique not only for their knowledge but also for their efforts to integrate the principles they have learned and taught into their own ...
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Overview

This is an important resource book on meditation. Both beginning and more advanced students will find that it offers a wealth of information and inspiration on the meditative process. This book reflects the thoughts of some of the best-versed scholars and professional persons writing on yoga, Eastern thought, and meditation in the West today. The contributors to this volume are unique not only for their knowledge but also for their efforts to integrate the principles they have learned and taught into their own lives and work. Their writings have a freshness and simplicity that can come only from those who base their words on first-hand experience. Together, the essays in this volume provide a well-rounded examination and explication of the nature and the process of meditation. This book is designed to provide the reader with a solid grounding in this vital art and science. It will be useful to both the beginning student and also those experienced students who want a deeper understanding of the practice of meditation.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780893890759
  • Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Series: Meditation Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction

1. What Is Meditation

Swami Rama

2. Obstacles in Meditation

Rudolph M. Ballentine, M.D.

3. Meditation in Action

Swami Ajaya, Ph.D.

4. Mind, Meditation, and Emotions

Phil Nuernberger, Ph.D.

5. Meditation and Meaning of Life

Arpita, Ph.D.

6. Meditation and the Unconscious Mind

Rudolph M. Ballentine, M.D.

7. The Tradition of Superconscious Mind

Pandit Usharbudh Arya, D. Litt.

Appendix A: Breathing Exercise

Appendix B: Beginning the Practice of Meditation

About the Authors

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Introduction

This book reflects the thoughts of some of the best-versed scholars and professional persons writing on yoga, Eastern thought, and meditation in the West today. The contributors to this volume are unique not only for their knowledge but also for their efforts to integrate the principles they have learned and taught into their own lives and work. Their writings have a freshness and simplicity that can come only from those who base their words on first-hand experience.

Together, the essays in this volume provide a well-rounded examination and explication of the nature and the process of meditation. This book is designed to provide the reader with a solid grounding in this vital art and science. It will be useful to both the beginning student and also those experienced students who want a deeper understanding of the practice of meditation.

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